Mosque Light

An amazing photo from my parents’ recent trip to Oman:

It’s not a spaceship, it’s a chandelier in the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Bousher. This is the second largest chandelier in the world and is 14 (fourteen) metres tall. That’s about 8 me’s and I’m not small.
(Incidentally, the world’s largest chandelier is just up the road in Qatar. Consider yourself informed.)

The mosque also features the world’s second largest hand-woven carpet: 1.7million knots, 60×70 metres, 21 tonnes. I am reliably informed that its big brother is housed at the catchily-named Sheikh Zayid bin Sultan al-Nuhayyan Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

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